Ph. D. On Campus

Welsh History

Bangor University

24 months
15500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Welsh History with specialisations in Age of the Welsh Princes; The medieval Church and Religion; Early modern and 19th Century Wales; Historiography and Cultural Identity; Political History of Wales in the modern period. The Welsh History programme is offered at Bangor University.



History has been taught at Bangor since the foundation of the University in 1884. Past professors include Sir J.E.Lloyd (1895-1930), who wrote A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest; R.T.Jenkins (1930-1948), who became the first professor of Welsh History, and Charles Mowatt (1959-1970), who wrote Britain between the Wars. Archaeology has been taught since 1960.

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology currently has 15-20 teaching staff and a yearly student intake of about 110.

The School offers a very wide range of courses, spanning prehistory to the present day. History courses encompass British, Welsh, European and American History while those on Archaeology concentrate on the Archaeology of Britain and Ireland. There are very few restrictions on your choice from the wide variety of courses available. You can, if you wish, concentrate on earlier or later periods, or combine courses from the whole range on offer.

We pride ourselves on giving individual students personal attention in their studies and specialize in small group teaching: no student of ours is just a number. Our teaching methods include innovative and high-tech elements. You will find that the School is well equipped with its own computers.

Those studying courses in Archaeology or Heritage will have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of wide range of field trips to these monuments. Students have the opportunity to learn archaeological surveying and archaeological computing and are encouraged to take part in excavations. There is also an annual programme of talks and activities organised by our active Archaeology student society.

The Welsh History programme is offered at Bangor University.

Programme Structure

Research Areas

  • Age of the Welsh Princes
  • The medieval Church and Religion
  • Early modern and 19th Century Wales
  • Historiography and Cultural Identity
  • Political History of Wales in the modern period

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

It is possible to join the PhD after successfully completing a Masters in a related subject (History/Welsh History/Archaeology/Heritage) at Bangor or elsewhere. Applicants who do not speak English as their native language: IELTS score of 6.0 overall (no element below 5.5). Students who have an overall score of 5.5 can take a summer pre-sessional course in the University’s English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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